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The scourging angel : the Black Death in the British Isles

Author: Benedict Gummer
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Britain immediately before, during and after the greatest catastrophe in human history, the Black Death. Challenging widely-accepted theories about the plague's spread and long-term effects, the book promises to be the definitive account of Britain during this pandemic.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gummer, Benedict, 1978-
Scourging angel.
London : Bodley Head, 2009
(OCoLC)761394210
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benedict Gummer
ISBN: 9780224077675 0224077678
OCLC Number: 317251466
Description: xvi, 512 pages : illustrations, portraits
Contents: 1. Galling the gleaned land : October 1346-July 1347 --
2. The fruits of peace : August 1347-June 1348 --
3. Pestilence arrives : July-December 1348 --
4. Colonial Ireland : October 1348-May 1349 --
5. London succumbs : October 1348-May 1349 --
6. Winter crawl : January-April 1349 --
7. Spring and death : March-May 1349 --
8. Cadwallader's curse, Plantagenet pride : April-May 1349 --
9. Uses and abuses : May-June 1349 --
10. Northern march : June-October 1349 --
11. Barbarians : November 1349-1350 --
12. Resurgam :1350-1351 --
13. Reorder and reaction :1351-1360 --
14. Flowering amidst failure : 1361-1381 --
App. 1. The epidemiology of the Black Death : an overview --
App. 2. The spread of the Black Death in the British Isles : mapping the epidemic.
Responsibility: Benedict Gummer.
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Nothing experienced in human history, before or since, eclipses the terror, tragedy and scale of the Black Death, the disease which killed millions of people in Medieval Europe. This book tells the  Read more...

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